Half Term events

Wednesday 1st June 10.00-13.00Dino door hanger
Dino door hangers
Free family drop in

Get creative and make your own dinosaur door hanger. Let people know exactly whose room it is and if they can come in!

Don't fancy a door hanger? Then why not use it as a bookmark.

Summer events

Saturday 18th June 10.00-12.30 & 13.30-15.30Deinotherium suncatcher
Prehistoric suncatchers
Free family drop in

The summer holidays are approaching but who knows what the summer weather will bring! So why not brighten up your windows with your own prehistoric suncatcher.

Once you have made your suncatcher see if you can find your prehistoric animal in the museum.

Saturday 9th July 12.00-16.00
Future fossils Mammoth plaster fossil
Parkers Piece (not the Museum)
Free family drop in

We'll be back in the Fun Lab for the Big Weekend on Parkers Piece.

What will geologists of the future find preserved in rocks that are forming today? Have a go at predicting what future fossils might look like by making your own plaster fossil.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



Reuniting our important rock collections under one roof

Much of the Sedgwick Museum’s working geological collections, central to the research of many in the department and wider community, are currently housed in cramped and difficult conditions in the Atlas Building on the West Cambridge site. This building, at one time used by Shorts for the refurbishment of aircraft bombers, is a rather dilapidated former commercial unit fast approaching the end of its useful life. The newly proposed Geological Collections Store will adjoin the A.G. Brighton Building (the Sedgwick Museum’s conservation unit) and vastly improve accessibility.

Mary Caroline McKenny Hughes (1860-1916) – promoter of geology for women in the University